VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) - The Vandalia city manager charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not go to jail and will not lose his job.
Rob Anderson was picked up by state police August 16 early in the morning after he was seen driving outside his marked lanes in his own city. He refused to submit to a breath test so his driver's license was suspended.
The trooper reported that Anderson's eyes were bloodshot and glossy. According to the police report, Anderson failed field sobriety tests and was taken to the Dayton Patrol Post where his girlfriend picked him up.
Because of his position, a visiting judge heard his case and today she granted him the opportunity to complete a diversion program which usually includes counseling and treatment. By doing so he can avoid jail. The cost of diversion is $550.
The city's communication manager told me Anderson has six months to complete the program and he will continue to perform the duties as city manager as he has been doing.
2 NEWS asked to speak with Anderson and was told he's not interested in talking, but through his spokesman he expressed disappointment in what he did and a desire to restore the city's trust in him.
At the time this story was written, Anderson's license was still suspended.
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